Marlene A. Pratt

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Recent studies have shown that the Bcl-2 protein suppresses programmed cell death or apoptosis induced by a variety of stimuli including chemotherapeutic drugs. Because estrogen promotes the survival of estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells in vivo, we investigated whether estrogen might regulate levels of Bcl-2 gene expression in an estrogen-responsive(More)
Cellular inhibitors of apoptosis proteins 1 and 2 (cIAP1/2) are members of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family that has been implicated in the pathology of human cancers due to their overexpression and function as blockers of cell death in various cancers. As a result, small molecule IAP antagonists have been developed and are currently under(More)
The cold inducible RNA binding protein (CIRBP) responds to a wide array of cellular stresses, including short wavelength ultraviolet light (UVC), at the transcriptional and post-translational level. CIRBP can bind the 3'untranslated region of specific transcripts to stabilize them and facilitate their transport to ribosomes for translation. Here we used RNA(More)
We have studied the expression of the retinoid X receptor (RXR) family of receptors during the DMSO-induced differentiation of P19 murine embryonal carcinoma cells into mesoderm and muscle. RXR-alpha protein is weakly detectable in untreated P19 cells and in a mutant line of P19 cells (D3) that are resistant to DMSO-induced differentiation but begins to(More)
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